groff && UTF-8

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sun Jul 24 08:21:59 UTC 2011

El día Saturday, July 23, 2011 a las 08:25:10PM +0000, Christian Weisgerber escribió:

> > I've checked groff 1.21 from the ports but it seems to understand
> > only making UTF-8 output with its driver -Tutf8. Is there a way to make
> > it understand UTF-8 as input
> Use the preconv(1) command included with groff 1.21, or use the -k
> or -K <encoding> options with groff to automatically call preconv.

Thanks for the hint. I have overlooked that after installing
ports/textproc/groff, its man page is in

$ man -M/usr/local/man/ groff

Now, with preconv(1), which translates UTF-8 to `\[uXXXX]' it works;
still have to check how to let grops(1) generate correct Postscript to
use the FreeFonts...


I have an older 9-CURRENT (r214444, from end of Octubre) and its ports
does not have ports/textproc/groff; I was 1st thinking in some mistake
of me on CVS checkout, but when one looks into the ports page:
it says that the port was added 6 months ago... what does this mean?
Wasn't there any groff before in the ports? I don't have any other
(older) FreeBSD 8.x handy to check this. I nearly can't believe this.


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